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The new RFP was released on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018.  To download the document, please visit For more information on the RFP (including FAQs from the RFP conference) and signing up for the RFP conference, please go to the bottom of this page.

The Ryan White Services Division serves as the grantee for the Ryan White Part A grant. The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, of 1990, as amended in 1996 and 2000, was replaced by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006. The legislation was extended in 2009 under President Obama as the Ryan White Treatment Extension Act. Funds from Part A provide direct financial assistance to Eligible Metropolitan Areas (EMA) and Transitional Grant Areas (TGA) that have been the most severely affected by the HIV epidemic. The funds are intended to develop or to enhance access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income individuals and families with HIV disease.

A comprehensive continuum of care includes primary medical care and supportive services, which aim to promote health and enhance quality of life. The HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) administers the Ryan White Program. Ryan White Part A formula and supplemental grants are awarded to each EMA’s Chief Elected Official (CEO). The CEO appoints an HIV/AIDS Services Planning Council and designates a Grantee. The Planning Council establishes priorities and develops a plan for meeting those priorities. The Boston Public Health Commission, the designated Grantee, distribute grant funds according to the priorities established by the Planning Council.

The Boston EMA also receives Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) funds to provide services targeting African American and Hispanic clients residing in Massachusetts. After the original FY 1999 award of Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) funds, the Planning Council reviewed the MAI guidelines and recommended the Boston EMA utilize MAI funds to provide additional Medical Case Management and Psychosocial Support – Peer Support Services. Agencies funded in the MAI category must be minority-based agencies (board, staff and clients) and have a history of providing services to PLWH from disproportionately impacted minority communities.

Client Services provides programmatic support to Ryan White-funded agencies in the Boston EMA. Support includes contract management, monitoring client demographics and service utilization data, working with agencies to maximize distributed funds, and providing technical assistance on grant management and reporting requirements.

For FY 2017, the Client Services Unit of the Ryan White Services Division funded 65 programs within 35 agencies in accordance with the Planning Council priorities. These agencies provide a comprehensive continuum of care that includes core medical and supportive services.

Information for the Current Fiscal Year

​Medical Case Management Training Program​

Information on the FY19 RFP

The Ryan White Services Division seeks funding proposals to provide Ryan White Part A Core Medical, Support, and Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) services for people living with HIV for Fiscal Year 2019 (March 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020). The following services are being reprocured:  

  • Core Services             
    • AIDS Drug Assistance
    • Medical Case Management 
    • Medical Nutrition Therapy  
    • Oral Health Care  
  • Support Services
    • Emergency Financial Assistance
    • Foodbank/ Home-Delivered Meals
    • Non-Medical Case Management
    • Health Education/ Risk Reduction
    • Housing
    • Psychosocial Support
    • Medical Transportation
    • Substance Abuse Residential
  •  MAI Services
    • Non-Medical Case Management
    • Psychosocial Support
    • Medical Case Management

This RFP is open to ALL applicants within the 10 counties of the Boston Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA): Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Plymouth and Worcester Counties in Massachusetts, and Hillsborough, Rockingham, and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire. 

Funding is not limited to currently funded organizations. 

To be eligible to receive Ryan White Part A funds, an applicant must be:

  • Certified Non-profit 501 (c)(3), or a public entity;
  • Meet general eligibility requirements and program-specific eligibility requirements as detailed in this RFP; and
  • Be located and provide services to clients within the ten counties of the Boston EMA.

The RFP will be released at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 10th, 2018.  Hard copies may be obtained in person at the Boston Public Health Commission, 1010 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118. The RFP and all accompanying documents also will be made available for download on the BPHC website at:

All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the RFP Conference, Monday, October 22nd, 2018 starting promptly at 9:30AM in Boston, MA.  Limited hard copies of the RFP will also be available at this time. BPHC staff will review the document during the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own copies. This will be the only opportunity to ask questions regarding the RFP. Applicants should register for the conference at

Completed proposals must be submitted to: 

Jenifer Jaeger, MD, MPH, Director, Infectious Disease Bureau
1010 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118

No later than 12:00 noon, Friday, November 16th, 2018. There are no exceptions to this deadline


Additional Resources:

Request for Proposal (RFP) Submission Process Questions and Answers (FAQs FY19)

  • The answers in this link are provided in response to questions raised during the Ryan White FY 2019 RFP Conference held October 22, 2018 and are offered for the purpose of clarifying the requirements to complete this RFP. They reflect the current understanding of policy, laws and regulations set forth by HRSA and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and may be revised as necessary.

Ryan White RFP Checklist

Ryan White RFP Table 5. Service Population

Living Wage Affidavit (LW-8)

Living Wage Agreement (LW-1)

Living Wage Agreement (LW-2)

Ryan White RFP Section II

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